|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$4,049||Benefits minus costs||$12,486|
|Participants||$8,738||Benefit to cost ratio||$22.60|
|Others||$387||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||($109)||benefits greater than the costs||91 %|
|Net program cost||($578)|
|Benefits minus cost||$12,486|
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Benefits from changes to:1||Benefits to:|
|Labor market earnings associated with cannabis abuse or dependence||$3,689||$8,666||$0||$0||$12,355|
|Health care associated with cannabis abuse or dependence||$359||$72||$387||$180||$998|
|Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($289)||($289)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$822||2013||Present value of net program costs (in 2018 dollars)||($578)|
|Comparison costs||$280||2013||Cost range (+ or -)||10 %|
|Estimated Cumulative Net Benefits Over Time (Non-Discounted Dollars)|
|The graph above illustrates the estimated cumulative net benefits per-participant for the first fifty years beyond the initial investment in the program. We present these cash flows in non-discounted dollars to simplify the “break-even” point from a budgeting perspective. If the dollars are negative (bars below $0 line), the cumulative benefits do not outweigh the cost of the program up to that point in time. The program breaks even when the dollars reach $0. At this point, the total benefits to participants, taxpayers, and others, are equal to the cost of the program. If the dollars are above $0, the benefits of the program exceed the initial investment.|
|Meta-Analysis of Program Effects|
|Outcomes measured||Treatment age||No. of effect sizes||Treatment N||Adjusted effect sizes(ES) and standard errors(SE) used in the benefit - cost analysis||Unadjusted effect size (random effects model)|
|First time ES is estimated||Second time ES is estimated|
|Cannabis use disorder||32||8||506||-0.364||0.138||32||-0.323||0.226||33||-0.364||0.009|
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